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"If it could be shown to you through solid and persuasive evidence that God created the universe and everything in it ... would you believe it?"


We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. Except for children, few of us spend much time wondering why nature is the way it is; where the [universe] came from, or whether it was always here.[1]

— Carl Sagan

Today, almost no one asks whether a particular belief is true; the question is whether it is “meaningful to me.” Thus, we have a blizzard of conflicting claims. We have moved away from the belief that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion, towards the notion that every opinion is equally “right.” Every point of view, since it arises from one’s own feelings, is just as valid as another. Whatever a person feels is the truth becomes the truth for him or her.[2]

As our calendar continues to move forward, the belief in one absolute truth becomes less and less important in society. Thus, an increasingly popular view of God today can be seen clearly in the words of one journalist:

For much of my life I was a skeptic. In fact, I considered myself an atheist. To me, there was far too much evidence that God was merely a product of wishful thinking, of ancient mythology, of primitive superstition. How could there be a loving God if He consigned people to hell just for not believing in Him? How could miracles contravene the basic laws of nature? Didn’t evolution satisfactorily explain how life originated? Doesn’t scientific reasoning dispel belief in the supernatural?[3]

— Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune


Science involves the study of natural forces only, and ceases to be science when it attempts to explain phenomena by means of supernatural forces.[4]

— American Atheists Website

This quickly growing interpretation of what science is, at the dawn of the new millennium, has made its way from the American Atheists’ Website into the mainstream scientific community. But in reality, shouldn’t science be a search for the truth, no matter what the truth might be?

Many are unaware that today’s information age of laptop computers and mobile phones has also revealed sufficient evidence that, surprising as it may be, validates the existence of God. One of the world’s most respected cosmologists (who holds the position at Cambridge University once held by Sir Isaac Newton, and who has been hailed by Time magazine as “an equal of Einstein”) appropriately notes:

I think there are clearly religious implications whenever you start to discuss the origins of the universe. There must be religious overtones. But I think most scientists prefer to shy away from the religious side of it. . . . The odds against a universe that has produced life like ours are immense.[5]

— cosmologist Stephen Hawking

If it could be shown to you through solid and persuasive evidence that God created the universe and everything in it, and continues to play a significant role in that creation, would you believe it?


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